There are new restaurants popping up all the time in Hong Kong, from fine dining concepts to internationally known restaurants coming to the city for the first time to locally-born exploratory fusion. Stay on top of the need-to-knows of the dining scene with our restaurant openings guide, updated monthly.
1908BC British Chinese — British Chinese
1908BC is a first – a restaurant celebrating the Chinese takeaway dishes that have evolved in Britain since the influx of Chinese migrants following the Chinese Civil War. The restaurant’s name nods to the year the first Chinese restaurant in the UK opened in London Picadilly. Founder Suzanna Ho is a British-born Hongkonger whose family ran Chinese takeaways and restaurants as she was growing up. Try elevated classics like the ‘chip shop’ curry, crispy shredded duck, and roasted beef short ribs.
5/F, The Pemberton Hotel, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan | +852 2116 4668
Boy n Burger — Burgers
Boy n Burger is a new casual burger experience serving up high quality burgers at some of the best prices seen in the city. With burgers starting at HK$28 and sets starting at HK$53, but a menu screaming of high quality 20 day salt moss-aged grass and grain-fed beef, the goal is to bring ‘better burgers for everyone’. Expanding on the traditional diner menu, there are also chicken, fish, and vegetarian options and unlimited drink refills to pair it all off.
Shop 3, G/F, 206 Johnston Road, Wan Chai | +852 3686 0928
Radical Chic — Italian
Radical Chic, led by chef Andrea Tarini, is a new creative Italian restaurant that soft opened this month. Amongst fine company on the 101st floor of ICC, the food is a marriage between high calibre Italian ingredients and an innovative take on fine dining principles. Try reinterpretation Italian regional dishes such as Sicilia Caponata from Sicily, raw Fassona beef from northern Italy, and deep-fried frog legs inspired by a classic eastern Italian dish. The restaurant is currently serving two set lunch and two set dinner menus and has a limited capacity every night.
Shop B1, Level 101, International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road | +852 3618 7880
Dough Bros (new location) — Pizza
With three locations already in Wan Chai, Happy Valley, and Kennedy Town, Dough Bros opened a new location on Queen’s Road Central this month. To celebrate the opening, try the BBQ chicken pizza with mozzarella and coriander for a limited time only – an opinion divider, for sure. The restaurant also debuted two new cream filled doughnut flavours: apricot and blueberry.
151-155 Queen’s Road Central | +852 2301 1969
G Room Bar & Lounge — Fusion
G Room Bar & Lounge is a new restaurant at K11 Musea serving up Western-Asian fusion food and bespoke cocktails. Mediterranean tapas-style dishes with Southeast Asian inspiration are made for sharing, such as the whole lobster “paella” with Asian rice, seafood platter, and abalone shisho sea urchin pasta. Visit for the six-course lunch tasting menu (HK$268) or an afternoon tea with an Asian twist (HK$398) for an indulgent meal with live music.
Shop 504, 5/F, K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2332 6662
Estro — Italian
Single Michelin star-holder chef Antimo Maria Merone opens his first independent restaurant, Estro, early September. Napoli native Antimo knows his birthplace is most readily associated with pizza and pasta – he’s ready to bring these classics with his own unique touch. The interior is designed by André Fu Studio. The restaurant opens for dinner starting on September 9, and reservations can be made online starting September 7. To begin with, only a six-course (HK$1,480) or eight-course (HK$1,880) dinner menu will be served.
2/F, 1 Duddell St, Central | [email protected]
Dim Sum Library — New Har Gau Series
In keeping with its philosophy of reimagining classic dim sum dishes, Dim Sum Library is offering a series of har gau with imaginative twists on Mondays from August to October. Every Monday, there is a different flavour on offer: oregano, dill, aged mandarin peel, and yuzukosho (with fermented togarashi chilli peppers and yuzu peel). If you miss a flavour you want to try, no worries – the rotation is such that oregano will be available every first week of the month, dill every second week of the month, and so on for the rest of the limited edition flavours. The signature truffle har gau is available daily, and is a must-try. Dim Sum Library also stands out for its cocktail menu; try the Lion Dance with kaffir lime leaf-infused vodka for something herby.
Shop 124, Pacific Place, Queensway, Admiralty | +852 3643 0088
Shop 1028B, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2810 0898
Hue Dining — Whiskey Supper x Michter’s Distillery
A new menu will be available at Hue Dining, in collaboration with Michter’s Distillery, starting from September 23 until 29 October. On Thursdays and Fridays only, wishky connoisseurs will enjoy the special limited release of Michter’s Rye Whisky and foodies will love the treats and sweets to pair with unique cocktails, prepared for this special occasion (The combo Croque Monsieur + Rye Crusta is just amazing). Booking is essential due to limited seating. HK$ 550 for 2 cocktails, 2 neat whiskies, 4 snacks, 4 sweets.
HKMOA, 1/F, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 3500 5888
Header image credits: Radical Chic